6/1 Morning Marquee: Crane Kenney extension, Taveras debuts


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Anthony Rizzo hit two, two-run home runs to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 8-0 win over the Brewers Saturday at Miller Park. Prior to the game, Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney announced he signed a five-year extension through 2019 in an interview on WSCR-AM.

Around the league: Craig Kimbrel tied John Smoltz for the Braves’ all-time saves record, Marcus Stroman and Oscar Taveras made their major-league debuts, and the Giants are not active in extension talks with Pablo Sandoval.

Chicago Tribune: After rare day off, Rizzo comes out swinging

Chicago Sun-Times: Controversial Cubs exec Crane Kenney isn’t going anywhere soon

CSN Chicago: Cubs: Renteria isn’t pushing for Kris Bryant and Javier Baez yet

ESPN Chicago: Day off or not, Rizzo a different hitter

NBC Sports: Giants no engaged in active extension talks with Pablo Sandoval

CBS Sports: Heyward, Freeman power Braves over Marlins

FOX Sports: Jays send 12 batters to plate in 1st, Stroman wins 1st career start

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Through rain, Taveras shines

Cincinnati Enquirer: Johnny Baseball does it again as Reds blank Arizona

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: On the Pirates: Shifting sands of defense

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